. already a busy day there, columbus circle, folks out and about doing some holiday shopping. maybe just taking in the city. enjoy your day and glad you're starting it with us here at cnn. >>> it's been nearly a month since superstorm sandy devast e devastated portions of the northeast. for some family businesses, it's not clear if they'll make it out of the mess. cnn's poppy harlow spoke with one small business owner who is struggling to survive. >> reporter: right before superstorm sandy, the streets were quiet outside liberty industrial gas and welding. >> that's less than ten minutes. >> reporter: this is night fall as the waters begin to rise. >> so at this point, i think it's gone. >> reporter: and industrial park in brooklyn sandwiched between two bodies of water. >> this is the canal coming into the harbor which is going to meet up with the river. and liberty is right here. we really had quite a surge because of the canal and the river meeting in this area and flooding these streets. >> reporter: ashley murray's family business devastated. this is very heart for you personally.